Neighborhoods provide an extraordinary opportunity to alleviate poverty at a root level. The Park Ave Commons will play a powerful role in inCOMMON’s fight against poverty by ensuring low-income and vulnerable individuals and families are given the tools, opportunities, and support for life success. Utilizing a host of empowerment-based programs – offered in collaboration with multiple community partners – the Commons will assist residents in creating a stronger, more vibrant neighborhood for themselves and for future generations.
Emergency and Preventative Services
In an effort to prevent homelessness and provide aid in other crisis situations, the Commons, through a partnership with the UNO School of Social Work, will provide immediate, accessible case work and referral services to area residents.
Development and Empowerment Programs
It is the Common’s mission to not only assist area residents in situations of crisis, but partner with residents in their self-sufficiency. Accordingly, the Commons will provide a host of personal development workshops – as identified through the Listening Project – as well as job readiness opportunities.
Because strong and vibrant neighborhoods are made up of engaged and connected residents, inCOMMON will work to bring area residents together in community. Bonds of trust and cooperation will be established through listening sessions, neighborhood action groups, block parties, cultural events, etc.
Collaboration will be the bedrock of the Commons
Campaign Goal: inCOMMON’s capital goal for this project is $500,000, which includes full purchase price, construction, 1st year operations, and contingencies
Please add your name** to our list of campaign contributors by investing in the Park Ave Commons – and future success of a number of our community’s most vulnerable residents – through a donation today.
Legacy Partner ($50,000+)
Coram Deo Community Church
Tom’s of Maine
Founding Partner ($10,000+)
Kiewit Companies Foundation
Mutual of Omaha Foundation
Countryside Community Church
Peter Kiewit Foundation
Parker Family Foundation
Kountze Memorial Church Foudation
Brandy and Jeff DeRuiter
Brenda and Mike Whealy
Fund for Omaha through the Omaha Community Foundation
Cornerstone Partner ($5,000+)
Adah and Leon Millard Foundation
Steward Partner ($1,000+)
Bank of the West
Junior League of Omaha
Bob & Leigh Thune
Home Depot Foundation
First Presbyterian Church
America First Foundation
Woodmen of the World: Lodge 16
James E. Robison Foundation